Smote him

Link to today’s strip

There’s not much to say here as Les is about as punchably smug as he’s ever been, comparing himself to Moses and his audience, presumably, to the slaves he leads out of Egypt with his stupid books about his dead wife.

And I was initially baffled by what circumstance could have led the most punchable man in the world to say this awkward line, but I think it’s supposed to be about why he decided to write the third book, “Lisa After She Died”. If so, it merely confirms that this endeavor was a monument to his own solipsism. He stole what should have been the story of his wife’s fight with cancer and made it all about him and his circumstances.

Anyway, Les’s expression in today’s strip made me think of another book that’s much more fulfilling than his.

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9 responses to “Smote him

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Much like Satan, Les Moore fills me with horror, dread and revulsion. Seriously now, what the bloody f*ck is this asshole babbling about now? “Moses”? Is he f*cking serious? “The promised end”? What?

    If BatNom wants his strip to be a “quarter-inch” from “reality” tomorrow’s edition has to feature the (small) crowd pelting Les with garbage and sharp objects while running him out of town with flaming torches. And if I never see that Lisa banner again in my life it’ll be way, way, WAY too soon.

  2. count of tower grove

    Less is now as punchable as Ted Cruz and Martin Shkreli. BTW among basic rules of pedagogy is to keep your fucking hands out of you fucking pockets!

  3. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    Wtf? This crapola makes less sense everyday. Just when I think it can’t get more stupid – BAM! Is he trying to offend Christians, Jews, and Muslims? The only similarity between Moses and TB is that they both wandered, lost in the desert, for 40 years.

  4. billytheskink

    Well, Les is not unlike Moses in that his arrival results in a plague or ten upon the comics page. One can only hope that Les, like Moses, meets his end before reaching the “promised end”.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Well there is some basis for this. You see, Cleveland legend tells us that a baby was found wrapped up and floating in the Cuyahoga River. Batiuck literally means “to be drawn out of polluted water “, hence today’s strip makes complete sense.

      But if you aren’t from Cleveland, you wouldn’t know this.

  5. My guess is that most of the people enduring this smug, ignorant and cocksure comment that rubs their noses in the fact that they’re dealing with a bloated ignoramus wish that they could fracture his larynx.

  6. Rusty

    The new artist can’t quite capture Les’s smugness. He is more weasel-like now, I guess because the head isn’t big enough.

  7. The dreamer

    Does the still alive Lisa walk in here– remember she called him at the airport and told him not to fly on his last book tour

  8. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    “Hello, lowly scum. I’m the Lord of Language, and the greatest writer in the world. Writing is very harrrrrrrd.”

    “Excuse me, Mr. Moore?”

    “SILENCE, WOMAN!!! THIS IS CALLED A ‘TALK,’ NOT A ‘LISTEN!!’ Remove that woman at once!! Anyways, Lisa died, so I wrote these books. It’s called writing, in case you didn’t know. I put numbers on each page. Start at the lowest numbers and keep reading until you get to the highest numbers. That’s how I, as your Moses, lead you idiots to the end of the book. I have nothing else to say to you ignorant dolts, but I love the sound of my own voice so much, I’m just going to drone on about Lisa until closing time……”